Tanner Kibble Denton Architects

Crawford School, Australian National University

Ngunnawal Country / Canberra
Australian National University

Overlooking elements of the native landscape of the Acton Peninsula of Lake Burley Griffin, the building is designed to minimise its environmental impact and nestle into its natural setting. A number of environmentally sustainable design initiatives are provided including high levels of natural ventilation and natural lighting, energy-efficient mixed-mode mechanical systems, tempered corridor spaces, rain water collection and water conservation. The three-storey building includes purpose-designed teaching spaces, staff offices, conference rooms and a cafe. The Crawford School’s major teaching spaces include two lecture theatres, a 200-seat facility and a more intimate 70-seat horse-shoe tiered theatre.

Photography: Danny Kildare